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Apricot (Prunus armeniaca), tree of the rose family, native to China but grown throughout temperate regions; also, the orange-colored fruit of the tree. Over 90% of the U.S. crop of apricots comes from California. They are eaten fresh or preserved by drying or canning; the kernels are used to make a liqueur.

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